Parenting a Child With a Trauma History

Becoming a foster parent will be one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of your life. Like any form of parenting, it requires grit, love, patience, kindness, and understanding. Kids who come into the foster system each come with their own story, their own ways of coping, and their own struggles and strengths. As a … Read moreParenting a Child With a Trauma History

3 Fun Activities to Do With Your Foster Kids

It is so important that your foster children not only have a safe and comfortable experience living with you, but also one that is fun and leaves them with positive and impactful memories. One awesome way to do this is to do fun activities with your foster children. Thankfully, there are so many awesome activities … Read more3 Fun Activities to Do With Your Foster Kids

Helping Your New Foster Child to Sleep Well

Sleep is important for everyone and for children it is vital. It helps them stay healthy, increases their attention span, improves their mental health, and primes them for a day of learning. But when you get a new foster child, there is a good chance that they will have difficulty sleeping. This is especially true … Read moreHelping Your New Foster Child to Sleep Well

In New Partnership, TFI Emphasizes Improved Permanency Outcomes for Texas Children

Wichita Falls, Texas (July 7, 2020) – In all aspects of our work, Texas Family Initiative (TFI) is dedicated to improving permanency outcomes for Texas. As such, we are excited to announce our new partnership with the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing at The University of Texas at Austin. In this new partnership, … Read moreIn New Partnership, TFI Emphasizes Improved Permanency Outcomes for Texas Children

3 Qualities That Make a Good Foster Parent

Being a foster parent is something that can be life-changing and can help you to grow as a person so much. However, it can also be something that can be very challenging. Thankfully, there are certain qualities that you can work on to help you be the best foster parent that you can be. Here … Read more3 Qualities That Make a Good Foster Parent

The Vital Role Foster Care Agencies Play in Their Communities

Foster care agencies provide several invaluable services to their communities. Here are brief descriptions of the main services a typical foster care agency offers. Recruit and Train Foster Parent Applicants In Texas, the number of children needing foster care greatly exceeds the number of licensed foster parents. Therefore, agencies are always recruiting people to apply … Read moreThe Vital Role Foster Care Agencies Play in Their Communities

3 Common Questions Potential Single Foster Parents Have

A lot single individuals want to become foster parents, but aren’t sure if this is a possibility. First of all, in most states in the United States this is absolutely allowed. In the state of Texas specifically, you are allowed to be a single foster parent just as long as you meet all of the … Read more3 Common Questions Potential Single Foster Parents Have

Ways to Prepare for A Home Study

A major part of the fostering process is the home study. The home study is not just a visit to your home from a social worker although that is a part of it. Indeed, you’ll need to submit paperwork and all members of your household will have to undergo background checks. Also, the social worker … Read moreWays to Prepare for A Home Study

Foster Care Benefits for Foster Parents

We often think of foster care benefits in terms of what it provides for the children. Foster care provides children who can’t currently be with their biological parents a safe home, caring adult, and resources. Further, it provides the necessary healing from the traumatic experiences which have separated them from their biological parents. However, did … Read moreFoster Care Benefits for Foster Parents